Heaven and Companies House

Recently I have been asked about using private company public data information for financial purposes (which could range from credit scoring to potential private equity investment).

In the UK all companies have to register at the Companies House in a process that usually takes minutes, but:

At the moment, the Companies House register includes almost 4.5m UK businesses but it operates in much the same way it did 150 years ago — meaning criminals have been able to set up seemingly legitimate shell companies without the most basic identity checks.” (Directors